The Rambam in his Hakdama to his Pirush on Perek Chelek in Mesechtas Sanhedrin mentions the points of belief a Jew must have. To the best of my knowledge these are the basis of the well-known formulation known as "Ani Maamin" before the first words in each phrase. Who authored this wording of the principles?

  • No one knows.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    – Double AA
    Feb 19, 2013 at 17:27
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    You have the workings of an answer. Feb 19, 2013 at 17:28
  • @DoubleAA "poetic"?
    – b a
    Feb 20, 2013 at 4:49
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    It was written by a fellow named Aaaaaaaaaaaaa, who cleverly hid his name within the composition in the form of an acrostic.
    – Shimon bM
    Feb 20, 2013 at 5:25
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    – Double AA
    Jun 12, 2014 at 5:43

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The Nusach was compiled by an anonymous author and was first inserted in the beginning of modern history in many Siddurim.

Example Siddur Krakow שנת ה'שנ"ז

הניסוח חובר על ידי מחבר אנונימי, והוכנס בראשית העת החדשה לתוך רבים מסידורי התפילה.

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    You could do much better at citing this. This appears to be your own translation of a line form Wikipedia and their example, but it's not clear from your citation formatting that the English is a translation of the presented Hebrew nor that you took their example.
    – Double AA
    May 13, 2022 at 1:56

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